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as legal. ceremonies were held from manhattan to nighing a ray falls. >> last-minute captures on the big day. same-sex couples sweltering in the heat. >> with the celebration comes spending. it's thought same-sex marriages will boost the country by $3 million over the next three years. a handful of states have legalized same-sex marriage and new york is the one that will draw in the crowds. a destination in its own right. -- in its own rite. >> mark mattias had his cupcakes at the ready. his customers in this predominantly gay area of manhattan are now planning their weddings. >> roughly 50% of our business is weddings and we're expecting a big boost in revenue due to same-sex couples's weddings. >> the federal government here doesn't recognize these weddings. >> if one of us should pass away, the other cannot get social security and with regard to finances and taxes, we're not just treated the same as a heterosexual coup. >> whatever the picture at the national level, new york is welcoming same-sex couples with open arms, and after years of waiting, newlyweds are ready to throw the ulti
for weeks and weeks and weeks over big proposals to cut $4 trillion in spending and remake the way america collects taxes. mr. boehner fell pressure from consumer lives -- boehner felt pressure from consumerconservats and walked away. he did get involved. now he is kind of out of the room and is a mere spectator, as you indicated. >> at the end of the day, it looks like the debt ceiling will be raised. it has happened three times during the obama administration. >> yes, this is a strange fight for american lawmakers. in the past, the debt ceiling was raised routinely on the backs of other pieces of legislation. the so-called tea party republicans, who were elected as the referendum against obama and the democrats', said they would never raise the debt ceiling. that's the problem mr. boehner is facing. they have had months to get their troops ready for this. they are close. there's only a handful of votes away -- they are only a handful of votes away. the people elected in 2010 were elected on the single platform of not raising the debt ceiling. it has been an uphill battle for mr. boehner.
need to budge. >> it probably looks like a big boxing match to them. i don't know. maybe they're sick of both parties. all i can tell you is the republicans are the only folks up here that are trying to act serious and put forth something serious. this president hasn't been serious. he created this mess to a large degree and now he's asking for help in the 11th hour. we will help him, but he's got to work with us to change the way this town does business. >> congressman joe walsh, thank you for joining us. we will be watching closely. >> wonderful to be with you. >> you're watching "bbc world news america." and still to come on tonight's program, love and marriage takes centerstage in new york where gay couples are legal to wed. but it's the economy which could also turn out to be a big winner. >> the family of british senior amy winehouse have thanked her fans for the support they've received since her death on saturday. >> tributes, quiet reflection. eileen had met amy winehouse many times out and about in camden. >> 27 years old. so sad. >> a multi-million selling artist, winner of
to be rescued. >> i was sleeping and heard a big sound. >> i suddenly heard a strange sound, like a large trade explosion sound, so i walked outside. -- like a large trade explosion. -- train explosion. >> they are calling it the worst rain in a century. hundreds of thousands -- hundreds of houses flooded. rhodes often impossible to accept with the health of rescue teams -- roads often impossible to pass except with the help of rescue teams. lucy williamson, bbc news, seoul, korea. >> tomorrow in london, more than 1000 british veterans who were exposed to nuclear testing in the 1950's and lost their case for damages will be hoping the supreme court will give them permission to appeal. the elderly veterans believe there ill health is due to exposure during the tests, but the ministry of defence has contested that claims since 2004. our correspondent reports. >> not until 10 seconds and could anybody in look. so intense was the man made sun that people miles away with their back turns and hands over their eyes are aware of its fantastic brilliance. >> basically, we had no protection, no warning.
. [ male announcer ] brace yourself for the big, bold taste of a subway® bbq pulled pork sub. tender, succulent slow-cooked pork with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, all on freshly baked bread. subway. eat fresh®. >>> we don't often think of norway home of the nobel peace prize as violence, but tonight seven people are dead in a massive bombing and at least 80 have been massacred at a youth camp. the suspect in both attacks is this man. a norwegian described as a right winger with antimuslim views. jeff glory is in oslo. >> reporter: the explosions ripped through downtown oslo at 3:30 local time. the first images, windows blown out, rubble in the streets, huge plumes of smoke. evoking memories of terror attacks elsewhere. up until now never here. >> suddenly we saw glass coming behind us. we were told to go to the back room and when we came out on to the street and saw everything was damaged, they said it was bombs. >> residents process the carnage, they scrambled for safety. emergency crews moved in to treat the wounded. police blocked off roads, locals were told to stay inside.
. a struggle that has gone on for two decades is finally coming to an end. >> and a big setback for the north bay's so-called smart train. all of that is coming up. and then late other "nightline." >> dan and carolyn, coming up next on "nightline," the latest on the terror attack in norway. the massive downtown bombing and summer camp gunfire attack that appears to be coordinated. and we are under the national heat dome scorching across much of the country. we will have the latest [ female announcer ] at jcpenney, we're giving you a big thank you this friday and saturday with the simplest way to save extra! just use your jcpenney rewards credit card to save an extra 20% on everything storewide! no exclusions! save an extra 20% on styles for her, brandsor him, and clothes for kids. plus get an extra 20% off shoes, too! no jcpenney card? we'll still thank you with an extra 15% off! the savings are that simple! go to jcp.com to see everything on sale. we make style affordable. you make it yours. jcpenney. >> closed captioning brought to >> closed captioning brought to >>> the house speaker storm
fill the vacuum? >> these are big losses for our country, but there are many other figures that are serving this country. we have replaced many in the past, as well. unfortunately, this is another sacrifice, but we will continue to sacrifice and we will also defeat them. our forces will be more trade in the future to spoil these kinds of attacks. >> thank you very much. this happened at an important time in afghanistan during the transition to afghan security forces taking place in kandahar. it is picking up pace. >> thank you very much. still to come on gmt -- the countdown begins. >> with just one year until the opening ceremony of the london 2012 the olympic games, we will be speaking to not one but two olympic gold medalists. >> catholics in the vatican say ireland's prime minister was right to speak out about the child sex abuse scandal. criticism of the church's role in covering up sex abuse. >> the vatican is preparing an official reply to outspoken criticism of the church's handling of the sex abuse allegations as recently as 2009 a new irish government report. the
beginning to deal with all the grief here. incredible this country is not that big, only 5 million people, so such a massive attack has really taken its toll. as someone was telling me this morning, everybody knows somebody, that knows somebody or is related to them. the kids in the camp were womaning from all over the country. finally, jenna, it's very sad in so much of these parts the judge saying after tharbg the hearing waafter that, the hearing was closed and but he came out and talked a little bit about it. he said he was not interested in the number of people he had to kill, he just wanted to make a statement. he certainly did that. jenna: certainly indeed and sad as you say, greg. more developments as we get them from norway, greg burke, thank you. jon: we still have debt deadlock on capitol hill with the default deadline just eight days away now. congressional leaders are still struggling to hammer out some kind of a deal, one that would raise the limit on our nation's credit card while cutting trillions of dollars in spending. house speaker john boehner may unveil his own bill t
sold 10 million albums. a music market in which people have been struggling, you can see how big she was. no other british artist has received five albums -- five grammys in one night. already, responses from music retailers saying there have been a rush of sales this morning. >> david, thank you for joining us from camden. a reminder of our top story, the man accused of carrying out attacks in norway is to appear before a closed court shortly. because the judge expected a prosecution demand that the media be excluded from the hearing. preventing him from using it as a political platform. we can see inside of the court room. we are waiting for the prosecutor to make an appearance. anders behring breivik's lawyer says that he admits he carried out the bombing. and that he had wanted to explain himself in public, something denied to him. stay with us. we will keep you up-to-date with the latest. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. >
showed up and i saw him 10 or 20 meters away. we thought maybe it was a security guard. he had a big rival of some kind and he started shooting. there were several other people. they moved a few meters away. they tried to see if he was coming. it might actually would have turned. i think it was like 20 minutes later. the real police showed up. they said that he had been caught. >> that was a swedish politician who witnessing the events on the island. we will give you much more from norway. we have breaking news there. we have reports from several large explosions. they say that there were seven large explosions in the city tonight. they were very near the hotel. they had been bombing when they described as a civilian sites. the government has said that they were ready to hold more talks with senior u.s. officials. it comes after four months of a bombing raid. and there are no signs that the colonel will back down in libya. >> one man still dominates life. the answer can almost be seen from space. supporters of unveiled a giant picture of their leader. they say it is the biggest banne
where the big mining states of western australia and the northern territory are booming ahead and it's been described as a scenario that's been akin to the gold rush of the 18 50's, but here on the east coast in new south wales and queensland, times are very tough economically. retail sales are down -- >> peter, i'm so sorry but i have to stop you there. we're out of time. thank you very much for joining us from sydney. now to the u.k. where there are further allegations in the phone hacking scandal which has rocked the murdoch media empire. police have told the mother of a child that she was on the list of people whose phone may have been hacked. notes of her phone number was on an investigate's notes. the bbc's report. >> perhaps it seemed this astonishing affair no longer had the reputation to shock. but the mother who worked alongside the news of the world alongside its former editor was all along one of its victims. sarah payne's charity was contacted last night to be told her details were in the notebooks of the phone hacker. it says "we are all deeply disappointed and we are j
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. survivors talked about wading in the mud to be rescued. >> i was asleep at the time when i heard a big bang sound, and then the roof collapsed. >> i suddenly heard a strange sound, like a large train explosion sound, so i walked outside, and i heard someone screaming for help and saudi cabin being swept away. >> they are calling it the worst rain in this century. hundreds of house is flooded. more dead, more missing, and roads are impassable, except with the help of rescue teams and rove's. this has taken many people by surprise. 40 centimeters of rain in just one day, and another 25 centimeters to come. linzy williamson, bbc news, seoul, korea. -- lucie williamson. >> tomorrow in london, more than 1000 british veterans who were exposed to nuclear testing in the 1950's and lost their case for damages will be hoping the supreme court will give them permission to appeal. the elderly veterans believe there ill health is due to their exposure during the tests, but the ministry of defence has contested their claims since 2004. caroline reports. >> not until 10 seconds after the blast make anyone
have seen last sites before and this is really, really big. and the fact that it can have so much for the nation behind it is quite unbelievable. -- coordination behind it is quite unbelievable. >> al-shabab says there is no famine in the country and accuses the u.n. of examined -- a guy during the drive for political reasons. aid agencies remain in place. caroline hawley reports. you may find some of these images distressing. >> the refugee camps in kenya. the body of a charm lies next to those still struggling for life. -- of a child lies next to those still struggling for life. a combination of war and drought has created a devastating emergency, displacing huge numbers of somalis with in their own country, too. the capital, mogadishu, is not safe. it is still a magnet for people in need. >> she is 80 years old and she is taking care of five children. she is the grandmother. the father and mother died because of disease. >> the hardline islamic group al-shabab has links to al qaeda and is fighting the western government of somalia. the government is in control of olli the cente
. >> a big difference in appearance. also, if we just swirl the wind around in the glass, we can seem that the chateaux du camp clings. this is more gooseberries. it is generally lighter. >> you can tell that is more expensive? >> it is all about concentration. >> but would you buy such an expensive bottle? >> no. no, certainly not. >> not to drink. no way. >> the thank you very much, indeed. >> the new owner says he broke open a bottle to celebrate the anniversary. at around 10,000 pounds per glass, let's hope it does not disappoint. bbc news in central london. >> i am hoping it is still cocktail hour. maybe it is happy hour. in any event, it brings us to the end of today's broadcast, but remember, you can always get constant updates on our website, and check out our facebook page at facebook.com/bbcworldnews. for all of us, thank you for watching. we will see you back here tomorrow. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. >> union ba
in the last few years, but no incidents of any sort that could be a lead up to such a big attack as we have seen today. there is one man arrested and the police cannot say just yet if there are other people involved, but it is difficult to see how one man on the good cause so much devastation. >> the attacks were definitely targeted against political power in norway. any idea as to why? >> not for the moment. this is obviously a norwegian man. previous speculation were more surrounding that norway is involved in afghanistan and libya at the moment, but we do not know whether this has anything to do with these incidents today. this was the labor party youth camp that is held on the island every year. the prime minister is the head of the labor party here in norway. it seemed very targeted toward the government and toward maybe the party -- that party especially, without knowing exactly why that party has been targeted. >> thank you. and for more on who may have been behind this -- these attacks, you can -- let's go to frank gardner in london. what is your analysis based on the information we
. there is no doubt. we see the connection. nobody doing any other kind of terrorism would connect this big bomb blast at the center of the political environment in norway and then go over to this island, which is a remote island, which you would have to know about, and then start killing people. it is so domestic, this terrorism. >> the question that the norwegian leader was meant to be at either one of these locations, i assume you believe this makes it a very politically motivated attack. >> absolutely. absolutely. al-qaeda terrorism would go to the mainframe station in oslo and blow that up. -- main train station in oslo and blow that up. this is so local, so norwegian, so to speak. we have our domestic terrorism now. >> that was a professor and terrorist expert. earlier, the norwegian prime minister, jens stoltenberg, delivered a somber statement about the attacks and called on norway to stand together in this time of crisis. >> we have all been shaken by the evil that struck us so brutally. this is an evening demanding a lot from all of us, and the days following will demand even more. nor will
it is to investigate them. >> the police are trained to handle this, but this is so big and it was so many youngsters that was killed, so i think it's very difficult that they are taking care of each other, they are talking, debriefing every night, and we'll manage. >> despite admitting the attacks, anders breivik is expected to deny criminal responsibility when he appears in court. the stunned nation will be listening closely to his every word. >> well, we're just going to bring some pictures that have come in to us from norway that were taken just a few minutes after the actual attack, the bomb blast that hit oslo, and these are -- these are live pictures we're bringing you. first of all, they came to us from norway of people scattered, it looks like, in remembrance in the country. well, let's speak now to the former prime minister of the country, now the secretary general of the council of europe. thanks very much indeed for joining us. first of all, your report on this attack, so many young people, innocent people killed in this way. >> yes, it's getting worse and worse for us to think about what
is on the left. >> a big difference in appearance. also, we can see here, it clings to the side of the glass. reminds me of my grandmother making raspberry jam. as here, ok, this is is much more flagrant, gooseberries. it's just generally lighter. >> so you can tell that that glass is more expensive. >> it's all about concentration. >> but would you buy such an expensive bottle? >> no. [laughing] no. certainly not. >> thanks so much. >> not to drink. no way. >> thank you very much, indeed. >> the new owner says he'll open the bottle to celebrate an anniversary. at around 10,000 pounds a glass, let's hope it doesn't disappoint. bbc news in central london. >> well that brings us to the end of today's broadcast. for all of us at "bbc world news america" thank you for watching. see you back here tomorrow. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, and union bank. >> union bank has put its global financial strength to work for a wide range of companies, from small b
compete in sydney. but other than that, i think it doesn't really matter. it's just having a big crowd and a really great atmosphere of people who just support good talent and good performances. >> and melissa, at what point in your time of diving did you realize that you may be good enough for the olympic-level competition? did you ever feel like you wanted to quit? >> well, it was always my dream to go to the olympic games. and i sort of came up pretty quickly. and it wasn't until i sort of surprisingly qualified for the games in 2006 that i realized that i would probably have a chance to go to the olympics in 2008. and, yeah, i just worked really hard and just ended up making the team. and that was a great experience. it's something you can't describe unless you're there. and since then i've been working really hard. i've gone through some tough times. i had a not-so-great year for performances the year after, in 2009. but since then i've built back up and i feel like my preparation is on track for next year. >> all right. best of luck to you, then. olympic hopeful there, melissa wu
that the united states has some kind of big debt problem, and in fact, you know, people who are just getting their news from the major media, they would think that we're facing in the united states, that we have 9.2 unemployment and an extremely weak economy as you can see from the data that came out today, they associate that with the debt. in fact, it's quite the opposite. we didn't have even a deficit problem until the recession. so the deficit problem that we're facing right now in the short term is simply a result of the recession and the weak recovery, and in the long term, of course, it's our health care spending that drives the long-term deficit, because we pay twice as much as other high-income countries per person. that is the medicare and medicaid. it's not a demographic problem or a spending problem, it's actually a health care cost problem. and the public is completely unaware of that from watching the news that they see. >> ok. there is a weak recovery, as you say, very quickly, the credit agencies may write down triple-a rating anyway, might they, yes or no? >> it's possible.
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